MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with an arcade game's data files (ROMs, CHDs, samples, etc.), MAME attempts to reproduce that game as faithfully as possible on a more modern general-purpose system. MAME can currently emulate many thousands of classic arcade video games from the the very earliest CPU-based systems to much more modern 3D platforms.
The ROM and CHD images that MAME requires are "dumped" from arcade games' original circuit-board ROM chips, hard disks, and CD-ROMs. MAME becomes the "hardware" for the games, taking the place of their original CPUs and support chips. Therefore, these games are NOT ports or rewrites, but the actual, original games that appeared in arcades, complete with all the bugs, glitches, slowdowns, and subtleties of the original game as it appeared in the arcade.
MAME's purpose is to preserve these decades of video-game history.
MAMETesters Bugs Fixed
01743: [Sound] anteater: Music is really loud and clips (Aaron Giles)
01770: [Misc.] hanayara, mjangels, mjcomv1, mjreach, quiztvqq, tenkai,
tenkaibb, tenkaicb, yarunara: msm6242 device assert (Duke)
01778: [Sound] all sets in m62.c driver: low ay8910 volume
01771: [Misc.] arescue, f1en: space_map_range errors (Aaron Giles)
01772: [Misc.] daireika: space_map_range assertion (Aaron Giles)
01773: [Misc.] steelta1, steeltag, steeltal, steeltap: space_map_range
error (Aaron Giles)
01774: [Misc.] racedcb4, racedcg4, racedrc1, racedrc2, racedrc4,
racedrcb, racedrcg, racedrvc: space_map_range error
01775: [Misc.] newtangl, troangel: Crash with Access Violation
01767: [Sound] Various neodrvr.c games: Various sound effects broken
01769: [Sound] All games using YM2610: SSG volume more than 1.0 causes
no audio output. (couriersud)
Added video enable/disable feature in m90 driver. [robiza]
Fixed ROZ centering in namcona1 driver [Phil Stroffolino]
Added extra tile banking and layer enable for denjinmk.
Fixed an envelope corner case in the SCSP and AICA. [kingshriek]
Removed bogus assertion in device code - DEVICE_TYPE_WILDCARD is NULL.
Added xchg and a few other missing opcodes to x86emit.h. [Aaron Giles]
Added -watchdog to runtest.cmd. [Aaron Giles]
Verified clocks on Bomberman pcb which runs on M90 hardware.
Tools and Utilities
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